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Project Specialist–Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 3
Date Posted: July 22, 2021
Expiry Date: July 22, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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Organization: Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Job Title: Project Specialist
City: Amesbury
State: MA

Annual Salary: $60,000-$62,500

• Bachelor’s degree required. Preference for an advanced degree in law, criminal justice, public health, or another related field. Experience can be substituted for an advanced degree.
• 5 years of experience in the domestic violence field. Preference for experience with multidisciplinary teams, systemic reform, and community-based organizing.

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (JGCC) is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence in Massachusetts and works nationally to reduce domestic violence homicide through its National Domestic Violence Homicide Reduction Training and Technical Assistance Center, funded in part by a grant from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is committed to social and racial justice and to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable society. We are an equal opportunity employer and are dedicated to fostering an environment where people from all backgrounds thrive –in particular, people with marginalized identities. We are working hard to incorporate equity and inclusion into all aspects of our work.

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is a leader in the work to end domestic violence homicide. In 2005, we launched the country’s first Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) which was subsequently recognized by the White House as a leading promising practice in domestic violence homicide prevention.

Our Domestic Violence Homicide Reduction Training and Technical Assistance Center partners with communities nationwide in developing and implementing homicide reduction strategies. We provide training and technical assistance on the implementation of the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model and the Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (an on-scene risk screening instrument for Law Enforcement). These models integrate evidence-based risk assessment into the domestic violence response system and initiate risk-informed multidisciplinary collaborative interventions. This approach provides a framework for communities to examine their responses to survivors at high risk of lethal violence and are designed to be customized by the community.

We are seeking a Project Specialist to fulfill the growing demand for training and technical assistance. In addition to the provision of training and technical assistance directly to communities, the Project Specialist will join our team in examining, improving and expanding our homicide reduction strategies. This will include learning from field application of the Models, examining the effectiveness of approaches across racial and ethnic groups and developing new pathways to safety for those most at risk of lethal violence.

The Project Specialist must be highly organized with strong written, oratory and analytical skills. The Project Specialist will provide training and technical assistance across the nation to advocates, law enforcement, allied criminal justice professionals, social service providers and community leaders to develop multidisciplinary responses to high-risk domestic violence cases.

This is a fast-paced and demanding environment that includes working with communities to identify and close the gaps in in their domestic violence response systems. It also includes staying current on the latest research and best practices in the field, as well as developing and deepening partnerships in the field to amplify our collective impact.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced trainer with extensive understanding of domestic violence, risk assessment, and the criminal justice system; however, we will entertain applications from those with relevant, transferable experience; specifically, with victim services, marginalized populations, or community organizing.

Health/Dental Insurance
403(b) plan
Flexible spending plan
Vacation/Sick/Personal time
2 Floating Holidays
12 holidays

Application Information:
Open Date: 2021-07-19
Close Date: 2021-10-29

Instructions: Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be an excellent fit for the position to